Learning English

Word: Bandy

Bandy (Verb)

Sentence with Context:

There are dark murmurings afoot internationally: phrases are being used, signifying intervention in an impending disaster. Most particularly, “something must be done”, a phrase that should haunt the international community, is being bandied about: the needy of the world beware.

Source: www.theguardian.com

Down on the beach, “molly” is an insult bandied about by schoolchildren, and refers to those kids who, for reasons of sartorial self-neglect or simple, contemptible poverty, look as if their mothers have dressed them.

Source: www.theguardian.com

Meaning: Pass on or discuss (an idea or rumor) in a casual or uninformed way

Synonyms

Discuss, Circulate, Put about, Rumor, Disseminate, Communicate, Propagate, Promulgate, Announce, Publicize, Pass on

Antonyms

Conceal, Suppress, Hide, Bottle up, Repress, Suppress, Extirpate, Eradicate

Mnemonic (Memory Aid): How To Remember?

Imagine yourself in a cool band where you pass on information to each other in a casual manner just like that. Remember the phrase “bandied about” thus: The band members bandied about many urban myths just for fun.

Credits: giphy.com

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